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Nurse Practitioner—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Nurse practitioners (NPs) are one of four classifications of advanced practice nurses (APNs). APNs are registered nurses who have advanced training and education. This training enables them to carry out many of the responsibilities traditionally handled by physicians. Some nurse practitioners specialize in a certain field, such as pediatrics, oncology, critical care, or primary care. The most common specialty is a family nurse practitioner who usually serves community-based health clinics.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Social

Technical

Career Ladder
Nurse Administrator or Nurse Manager

Nurse Practitioner

Registered Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurse

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